Having been a part of the servicing, planning, selling, and the execution of several hundred thousand events and five thousand plus weddings in the high-end luxury market over the past 28 years, I decided to go out on my own and start my own company. The vast majority of my career has been within the internationally recognized corporate culture of exceptional and legendary service; the relentless pursuit of excellence.
Island Events is a great source for all event rentals! Their chairs, tables, lighting and draping have been a staple at our weddings for nearly 2 years and I honestly don’t know what we did beforehand!
Kelly McWilliams – Weddings by Socialites
As a seasoned hospitality professional for many years, I managed thousands of vendors. I often found that most vendors were used because of what products they supplied rather than the actual service they supplied. Most were more interested in how big they as opposed to how good they were. I did work with several that truly were exceptional, but that was more of the extreme than the norm. I wanted to create a company that was different, so I did. My business philosophy is simple – not to be the biggest but just be the best. Focus on high quality and well maintained products, deliver them with excellence, be proactive and anticipate any obstacles or challenges before they arise and come up with positive solutions for when they do.
My business offers two services: first, as a supplier through rentals and second, as a actual event services company. As a supplier, I provide upgraded items such as chairs, tables, furniture, linens, lighting etc. to hotels, resorts, and clubs which, in turn, they up-sell to their respective clients. As an event service company, I provide event design/concept, full installation/set-up and execution of events from start to finish.
My business goal for 2014 is to strategically align my business with a high quality hotel/resort that does have a good mix of both corporate/association business as well as destination weddings as a “preferred” in-house vendor/supplier for all their events.